MONTGOMERY—Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt on stage at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts in the one-man show "FDR" on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.
Asner is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards (for the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant") and 16 nominations, five Golden Globe Awards, and a member of the TV Academy Hall of Fame. He will star in the solo performance drama "FDR" based on Dore Schary's Broadway hit "Sunrise at Campobello", which ran 70 weeks on Broadway.
"FDR" explores the life of one of America's best-loved presidents and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. The play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II.
Asner's theatre credits include "Ivanov," "The Tempest," "Face of a Hero," "King Henry V," and "Born Yesterday." His other television roles include appearances as a recurring guest star on the television series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and an award-winning role as Captain Davies in the mini-series "Roots."
Single tickets for the performance are on sale now and range in price from $25 to $50. Tickets for the middle and back balcony sections are being offered "buy one, get one free." Seating in those sections will be assigned by the theatre based on availability.
The Davis Theatre is located in downtown Montgomery at 251 Montgomery Street. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Theatre office at 334-241-9567. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
"FDR" is sponsored by FreshFace Media and Touch of Class Limousine and Transport. The 2011-2012 season at the Davis Theatre will continue on Friday, March 23, with "The Legends of Motown" featuring Horizon.